Typesetting

We provide professional production services to a wide range of clients throughout the industry. Our experience as graphic artists, typesetters, and music engravers predates the implementation of computer software for these tasks, and we continue to play a key role in the development and improvement of computer software for publishing.

We prepare a large variety of publications: books, musical scores of all types (operas, symphonic works, chamber works, musical theater scores, et al), and a great many works for premiere performance. Our work has been recognized with the NCPA Award of Excellence, the MIA Award, and over 70 Paul Revere Awards.


Software

For music engraving we use Sibelius, Finale, and Score. For typesetting/book design we prefer InDesign, though we have used PageMaker, Quark Express, and Ventura Publisher for some projects.

Clients

Boosey & Hawkes, Cambridge University Press, C.F. Peters, Cherry Lane, Dallas Opera, Dunvagen, English National Opera, G. Schirmer, Hal Leonard, Houston Grand Opera, McGraw Hill, The Metropolitan Opera, Minnesota Opera, Music Sales, Schott Music Corp., Teatro Real (Madrid), Universal Edition, San Francisco Opera, Scarecrow Press and many others…

Projects

Over 30 operas including Adamo Lysistrata, Glass Appomattox, Kepler, The Lost, The Perfect American, The Sound of a Voice, Waiting for the Barbarians, Catan Il Postino, Salsipuedes, Golijov Ainadamar, Gordon The Grapes of Wrath, Heggie Moby-Dick, Three Decembers, Muhly Dark Sisters, Two Boys, Portman The Little Prince, Puts Silent Night, The Manchurian Candidate, LaChiusa Send, Rodriguez La Curandera, Bernstein West Side Story, and thousands of symphonic and chamber works from composers as diverse as Elliott Carter to Bono (U2) to Charles Mingus.

Minnesota Public Radio

MPR interviewed owner Bill Holab during the premiere run of The Grapes of Wrath at Minnesota Opera. Click here to listen.

Samples

Schoenberg Five Pieces for orchestra
[engraved in Score, but with manually adjusted, true plate-engraver spacing]

Golijov Yiddishbbuk
[engraved in Score, non-mensural notation; unique design for parts]

Sample part from a Philip Glass opera [engraved in Sibelius]

Sample book
[music engraved in Sibelius; Book typeset in InDesign]